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Jul
20
comment Beer not carbonating
Ok so I roused the yeast and put the bottles in a slightly warmer area for another week. I tried one after a week and it is still completely flat. I think I am going to try and uncap the bottles, add a few grains of dry yeast (safale-05), and recap. I am considering adding a small amount of priming sugar to each bottle as well, though I'm concerned this may create "bottle bombs". Originally I did add a litle more than 2/3 cup priming sugar solution to the bottling bucket. Anyone have any opinions on whether it is advisable to add a small amount of priming sugar to bottles at this point along w
Jul
12
comment Beer not carbonating
So for now I moved the bottles to a slightly warmer location 75-78F and gently roused the yeast in them. I'll check one in a few days and see if it appears to be carbonating. I wouldn't be as concerned, except the 2 bottles I sampled seemed to be completely flat, not even slightly carbonated. Opening the cap let out a pathetic pft. No head on the pour and no bubbles in the drink.
Jul
12
comment Beer not carbonating
Primary - 8 days, Secondary - 15 days, Bottles - 2 weeks. Yeast - Wyeast1056 American w/a starter resulted in a very vigorous fermentaiton. OG approx 1072, FG approx 1012-1014 (looking back at calcs it is closer to 7.6-7.8% ABV).
Jul
12
comment Beer not carbonating
Thanks for the answer. I used btwn 2/3 to 3/4 cup of priming sugar. The ABV is kind of high. I meant for it to be around 9-10%, but was off on my OG and it is closer to 7.8-8% (FG around 1012-1014). Could this affect the rate of carbonation? I just moved the bottles to a warmer area 75-78F, maybe this will help, I don't want it to be too warm though.
Jul
12
asked Beer not carbonating
Jun
8
awarded  Supporter
Jun
8
comment Undershot OG with extract brewing
The gravity reading was 1070 @74F - which should put it around 1072. I stirred the topped off wort pretty well to aerate it, I would think this would have mixed it fine. After all when doing a partial boil you add 2-3 gallons of water, mix with the same method and that works
Jun
8
comment Undershot OG with extract brewing
The gravity reading was 1070 @74F - which should put it around 1072.
Jun
5
asked Undershot OG with extract brewing
Mar
30
awarded  Scholar
Mar
30
accepted Dry Hop Filtering and bottling
Mar
30
comment Dry Hop Filtering and bottling
Great, thanks for all the good advice.
Mar
28
awarded  Student
Mar
27
comment Dry Hop Filtering and bottling
Great, thanks for the quick answer.
Mar
27
asked Dry Hop Filtering and bottling